Create an angelic glow with the halo eyeshadow look

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  • Thursday, September 13, 2018
Create an angelic glow with the halo eyeshadow look
Create an angelic glow with the halo eyeshadow look
You probably first noticed this new eye makeup trend on social media and we don’t blame you if you wanted to try it immediately! Halo eyeshadow is the sweeter, more angelic version of the dark and sultry smoky eye. It’s the combination of darker shades with a high beam highlighter that creates the halo effect around the eyes. Here’s how to get the look.  
 

What you’ll need: 

Eye primer 
Powder highlighter
White pencil 
Nude eyeshadow 
A light and dark eyeshadow colour but in the same shade family
A darker hued shade of eyeshadow 
Mascara 
Eyeshadow and blending brush 


Step 1
Prep your eyes with a primer like Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion for its easy-to-use wand applicator. Make sure to use it over your entire eyelid and wait for it to dry completely before moving onto the next step.    

Step 2
Next, apply the nude eyeshadow to your eyelids, making sure the colour almost disappears onto your skin. This shade will act as a base to create an even canvas for the eye makeup you’ll be applying.   

Step 3
Now, you’ll apply your two-tone colour. Swipe the lighter shade on the inner corner of your eye and the darker colour on the outer corner of your eye using an eyeshadow brush. It’s important that you leave the centre of your eyelid blank. We suggest using L’Oréal Color Riche Eye Shadow Quad range, because the palettes already contain light and darker shades of the same family.

Step 4
Lightly brush over your two main colours with a darker shade. The application must be gentle and minimal, so the colour isn’t completely lost. Afterwards, blend with a tapered blending brush until the colours are even and perfectly smoky.   

Step 5
Now for the main event! Take your light-catching highlighter and swipe it over the centre of your eyelid. You’ll need a high intensity highlighter like Maybelline’s Master Chrome Metallic Highlighter in a light shade, to create amazing contrast and to really pull off the halo glow. 

Step 6
Next, take the same highlighter and swipe it just below your lash line with the eyeshadow brush. The colour must be parallel in the centre, and in line with the highlighter on the eyelid. This will create the halo glow.  

Step 7
Finally, use your finger to press some highlighter on your tear duct. You can choose to blend it or leave as is to complement the halo-effect on your eyelid.  

Finish off the look with a volumising mascara and you’re good to enter the gates of Heaven!